Description

Custom water cooled rig with AMD 3970x, 128 GB RAM, 4 TB SSD and 2080 TI video card. Used for distributed systems development and as a daily driver. Overclocked to 4.25k MHz and rock solid. My memory is not running at 3600 MHz and I am getting a replacement from Corsair. I switched to HyperX memory 8x16 running at 3333 MHz as Corsair would work at 2133 MHz with all 8 modules or at 3600 MHz for 4 modules. EK Cryofuel coolant in Azure blue used for coolant.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Awesome motherboard, with all the right features. Auto overclock feature took me all the way to 4.25 Mhz with ease. Will try more once I get my memory function at 3600 Mhz.

Storage

SSD as as fast as advertised, factory attached heat sinks had to be removed to fit into MSI board.

Case

Awesome case and very easy to work with

Power Supply

Not much to say about the best PS on the market, imho.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

coolio 1+

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I had a great time building this rig and it should last next 4 years, or so.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow. This turned out just superb... Nice work.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for stopping by!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I am thinking about getting the Corsair SSD. What did you have to do to make it fit and why? Can you provide any pictures?

Sweet build btw.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You have to take out heat sinks which comes with SSDs (at least for this MSI Creator motherboard). They fit right into 3 slots on the mother board, not possible to take a picture as they are under cooling cover. When I take the glass off, I will take a few more pictures, and without a reflection. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

super cool build !! what do you use it for mainly ? also looks like you missed a SSD in your parts list, it's only showing 3 of them ;) I wish I could have went for watercooled stuff seeing how nice it looks here !!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I used 1 SSD from my old rig, that is why it is missing from the list. As I said, I use it as a daily driver and for design and development of distributed applications and general software development. Not unusual, to run 10-20 VMs or docker containers and have 4-5 instances of Visual Studio running at the same time. Thanks for stopping by.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

oh thanks for the fast reply, and once again cool rig !!!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Would love to run some Stock Algo Optimizations on it and see how fast it runs... Please for the love of god! lol

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I am doing OK in the market as is :), but I will run some benchmarks once I get my replacement memory from Corsair.

Thanks for stopping by.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

32 cores in the CPU. OMG! Congratulations!! I'm at 8 now, dreaming of 16 or 32 in a few years. Please add some close-up pics soon. I look forward to seeing the BMs and thermals when the memory comes in. Thumbs up from me!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

This is an awesome build!

How is the noise with the Lian Li 011D XL case? I am considering this case but I have heard it isn't quite silent (say like the BeQuiet 900 case)

Also did you consider putting all your 4 SSD in RAID 0 using the M.2 XPANDER-AERO card?

Once again congratulations on the build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the case and noise level is reasonable. I have no experience with BeQuiet. I have 10 120 mm fans in it now and getting 3 more for intake. When running on low speed I can't hear fans. I am fine tuning my fan speeds and they hardly come on, unless I am doing something intensive. Temps on AMD 3970x spike up and down quickly. My loop water is around 30 C, inside case around 32 C. I have fans at the minimum speeds and bring them to 1000 rpm when CPU temp hits 50 C. I can hear fans to spin up as the case on my desk for now. I will move the case below desk, once I get the Corsair memory sorted out. I am not using M.2 Xpander card, but I tested fit and will go right in. Fan on the card make more noise than my all other fans. One of my SSDs has SATA interface.

Thanks for stopping by!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks this is very helpful!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

By the time I could afford this or a new pc I’d be dead.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Where can I find your gpu?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought it directly from Zotac. https://store.zotac.com/ I was lucky as they had a last 2080TI ArticStorm in the stock.

Thanks for stopping by.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool Setup!! We are thinking to build a similar system at work for image processing. We plan to have 256 GB RAM and were looking into the CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB sticks and buying 8 pieces. However, we could not find the 32 GB pieces in the list for supported RAM for the MSI Creator TRX40...Have you had any problems so far concerning incompatibilities?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I dropped Corsair memory, as I could not make them work. I had 3600 Mhz 8x16 and could make work only 4 modules for 64 GB. When I run all 8 they would run only in 2133 Mhz. Corsair told me they do not recommend using 2 different modules, as I purchased two 4x16 packages, that was very disappointing. I could not find any 32 GB modules which would work with MSI Creator. I am now running Hyper-X Predator at 128 GB 3333 Mhz, purchased two 4x16 packages, and worked on the first try. :)

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I just do not feel like blowing hot air from radiator into the case. Bottom radiator is in push/pull configuration. Bunch of air is also drawn in from PS/cable compartment.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You're still in a heavy negative pressure setup, which will fill your system with dust without proper filtration. (the stock filters are really coarse, and won't filter the fine dust.)

If the Distro plate is instead replacing the front glass, then the side is full of intake fans, it's a much better config.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree 100%, in this case configuration, the distro-plate is replacing side radiator and fans. I think, having the distro-plate on the front glass would work better, but not an option. Looking at these filters they look pretty fine, any finer and flow could become restricted. I am thinking about couple 120 mm fans for intake in the side panel, behind the distro plate. I will need to do a research if there is magnet mounted fan or something similar.

Thanks for the feedback!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

If that is the case, move the distro plate forward about 1 1/2 inches and use high static pressure intake fans, then slow the RPM of the exhaust fans since you will have created an airflow situation.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, may get there, but trying a little more elegant solution first. :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

that's the outtake

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No, 3Prcntr is right, that is an intake fan. I have a magnetic filter on it to keep the intake air clean.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, and try to price it with 28 cores, 96 Gb memory, and a decent video card, you get to 3x price range.
I build my last rig 4 years ago and this one is just few $$ more, I went from 8 core to 32 cores and 64 GB to 128 GB memory, plus other improvements. I think, this is an awesome value, but all is relative in the eyes of user. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Even Linus' Hack Pro is better than the new Mac Pro. And it's actually watercooled.

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